Finance Leaders Group meeting (3)

Date(s) - March 20 2024
12:30pm - 2:00pm


  This event will take place online.

Following our previous two meetings which took place in 2023, we are pleased to offer this third meeting. 

About the Finance Leaders Group

This initiative is designed to provide valuable peer-to-peer support, updates and discussion opportunities for finance professionals within the Rail Forum membership. 

The new Chair of the Group is Stephen Longmore, Finance Director for Bridgeway Consulting and the guest speakers will be Chris Hare, Economist, HSBC and John Gerrard, Finance Lead from GBR Transition Team. Following a short 5 minute update in our December meeting, it was agreed by the Chair and attendees that a longer update is welcome.

We are also pleased to introduce our partner, PKF SmithCooper, represented by David Crump, Corporate Finance Director. 


Guest Speakers

We are thrilled to announce our guest speakers:

  • Piers Pye-Watson, R&D Tax Manager, Smith Cooper
  • Chris Hare, Economist, HSBC
  • John Gerrard, Lead Finance Director, Great British Railways Transition Team

Great British Railways Transition Team

Rail Forum members can access the meeting summary and other documents referenced in our first Finance Leaders Group meeting by visiting our Members Area:  To get free access, representatives from Rail Forum member companies should contact


Eligibility and who should attend?

This is a Rail Forum members only event, taking place online.

The event is limited to Finance Directors / Managers of member companies only.  

Any questions, please contact 


Event details

The event will run as a working lunch, from 12:30 – 14:00 via Zoom. 

Bookings will close on 13th March, with Joining Instructions including the delegate issued shortly after.


Sorry, bookings for this event are closed.
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